Information obtained by FreakOutNation results in a convoluted tale of jaw dropping hypocrisy by one Tea Party Congressman. Meet Tea Party backed, pro-life Congressman Scott DesJalais of Tennessee, who in fact, had an affair with one of his patients, then pressured her to get an abortion. This is well documented in a telephone transcript, which is now made public.
DesJalais’ website reads, “All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.” Scott DesJarlais previously admitted in court to cheating on his wife at least four times. It appears his wife’s life is not “cherished.”
Silly voters. That was yesterday.
According the the telephone transcript obtained by Huffington Post (Huffpo was given the transcripts first to publish), in September of 2000, DesJalais was trying to save his marriage and apparently made the tape himself.
Huffington Post reports:
DesJarlais, who was provided a copy of the transcript by HuffPost, did not deny its contents, but in a statement released through his campaign characterized it as just another sordid detail dredged up by the opposition. “Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation’s problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago.”
DesJarlais is referring to his divorce from Susan DesJarlais where it was reported that he held a gun in his mouth for hours, and shot a bullet outside his wife’s bedroom. DesJarlais staunchly denied those reports.
The transcript received paints a different picture of the Congressman — a darker picture. DesJarlais prompted one of his many lovers into getting an abortion. In fact, the Congressman doesn’t seem too keen on accompanying the young lady when undergoing the procedure.
The woman states on the phone, “I want to meet somewhere where nobody sees us because I am not being drug into your little thing.”?
Later DesJarlais says, “Okay. But I want you to show me the ultrasound report. I want you to prove that I’m the one.”
The female responds, “Whatever. Whatever will make you happy and get you out of my life.”
Rep. DesJarlais states to the woman on the phone: “You told me you’d have an abortion, and now we’re getting too far along without one.”
The woman responds, “You told me you would have time to go with me and everything.”
“I said, if I could, I would, didn’t I? And I will try,” DesJarlais says. “If I can find time, you’re saying you still will?”
The woman responds, “Yeah.”
After arguing over a solution, the conversation continues.
The woman says, “This is not fair to me. I don’t want you in my life.”
DesJarlais, “Well, I didn’t want to be in your life either, but you lied to me about something that caused us to be in this situation, and that’s not my fault, that’s yours.”
“Well, it’s [your] fault for sleeping with your patient,” the woman states.
According to the transcript, the two talk back and forth, DesJarlais expressing that he wants to work out his problems with his former wife.
After all of the aforementioned, DesJarlais beat incumbent Davis during the Tea Party wave.
Davis confirmed to The Huffington Post that his campaign was anonymously sent a transcript of the call in the waning days of the contest, but with just a few days left, did not use it, lacking the time to verify it. Davis said that he never actually saw the document until long after the contest was over.
Two other sources with independent knowledge of the transcript confirmed its contents, but requested anonymity due to their close relationship with the people involved.
DesJarlais is currently leading Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart in the polls.
Read more at Huffpo here. The author Michael McAuliff delved into this investigation further.
Big thanks to my source who wishes anonymity and we shall respect that.
Image: Marion Country Register.